Shoshangane (wild)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Balule Nature Reserve in South Africa

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Shoshangane (wild)  dead elephant
Alternative name: Shoshangaan



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ less than 2016 years old (maximum age)
Born:* >1971 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Dead: 2016-02-00
Death reason: disease: heart attack due to a secondary infection
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Balule Nature Reserve, in South Africa

Date of arrival

Balule Nature Reserve
from Kruger National Park

Record history
History of updates2018-07-01:

Latest document update2022-12-22 21:30:12
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† Shoshangane (wild) is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2016-02-00 at Balule Nature Reserve, in South Africa, . Official death reason described as heart attack due to a secondary infection.


Shoshangane (wild) was born wild >1971 at Kruger National Park.

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40 – 45 years old and wandered over from the Kruger National Park onto the Ezulwini traverse. When he was first identified in 2005 the Elephant’s Alive foundation collared him to monitor his behaviour and movements throughout the reserve. In 2009 and 2014 he was recollared with a satellite collar.... Shoshangaan was involved in a fight with another bull and sustained what were believed to be superficial wounds. A couple of weeks later it was discovered he was in pain because he groaned when he moved. The Elephant’s Alive foundation consulted with expert veterinarians who agreed that nothing could be done. In the end, Shoshangaan died of a Heart attack due to a secondary infection.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Shoshangane (wild), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Balule Nature Reserve in South Africa. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 February 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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